Berkeley Research in the News

April 13, 2015
More than half of low-wage fast-food workers nationwide take advantage of public assistance, ranging from food stamps to Medicaid. Photo licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 by Drpoulette
While the U.S. economy rebounds, persistent low wages are costing taxpayers approximately $153 billion every year in public support to working families, including $25 billion at the state level, according to a new report from the Center for Labor Research and Education. The report details for the first time the state-by-state cost to taxpayers of low wages in the United States.
April 9, 2015
UC Berkeley researchers will receive $5.8 million over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop tools to quickly spot and identify drug-resistant pathogens.
April 6, 2015
Most of today’s anticancer drugs target the DNA or proteins in tumor cells, but a new discovery by University of California, Berkeley, scientists unveils a whole new set of potential targets: the RNA intermediaries between DNA and proteins.

Berkeley Research in Numbers

Berkeley ranks first among U.S. universities in the number of highly ranked graduate programs. In a report published in September 2010, the National Research Council (NRC) placed 48 out of 52 ranked UC Berkeley doctoral programs within the top 10 nationally. This compared to 46 of 52 programs for Harvard University, which came in second, and 40 of 59 programs for UCLA, in third place.

Among its current faculty are:

  • 8 Nobel laureates
  • 141 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 96 members of the National Academy of Engineering 
  • 10 recipients of the National Medal of Science
  • 230 Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2013/14 ResearchDonut chart of 2013/14 Research Funding by Sponsor
Funding by Sponsor
(in millions)

 

Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.